Karate Yeller

Submitted by: buddy 9 years ago in Weird
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He claims to be able to knock you out with his voice.
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Male 742
Yeah, I`m sure this is TOTALLY real.
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Male 949
About 90 decibels is dangerous for the human ear. The loudest human scream ever recorded was 128 decibels. However, it would only hurt their ears. There is no way it could stun somebody. This is totally staged.
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Female 1,299
that guy wasnt knocked out though, he was just weakened abit. he didnt exactly faint or anything.
i find this quite believable, alot of martial arts look phenomenal, but they do usually have some form of physics backing them up. and lots of practise
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Male 66
*Arrives home* HONEY I`M HOME!!!! *Wife crashes down the stairs*
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Male 66
LOL! He only uses it two times in the same person due to internal organs danger...I can already imagine it: *Yells* Opponent blinks *Yells again* Opponent scratches his head* Yells for the third time* Opponent`s head explodes!!
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Female 267
It would be funny if he was a fake and he tried to fight a real sword dude. He would do his girly shriek and the other dude would kill him....hehe .........I like bloody humor.....:-)
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Male 118
And watch the video, the swordsman starts to `pass out` even before he stamps, never mind screams. Its something called conditioning, you are trained in traditional martial arts practice to help your training partner, and eventually you do it without thinking. Taken to extremes it can cause effects like this (e.g you know his next technique is supposed to knock you out so when he does it you pretent to pass out (or actually do in some cases)) That is why you never see him try it on any non students, e.g the cameraman.
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Male 118
When he rang the bell with his voice I believed it

Im afraid thats not necasarily true, if you went to his `dojo` and screamed at the bell it would ring for you also. Its about the resonance of the material and the interaction of the sound waves, someone more knowledgable would be better to describe it. Suffice to say the bell`s design and material are the main reason for his voice making it reverberate.

It`s the same effect when you hit a gong next to someone. They are going to fall to their knees and cover their ears.

They arent falling to thier knees because the sound is making them, they are doing it as its an instinctive reaction to pain `make yourself small as you can`


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Male 118
possible to knock some one out with sound, swat teams carry sound bombs for that purpose.

You cant knock someone out with your voice, no matter how much you stretch. Sound incapacitation devices produce sounds in the multiple hundreds of decibel range, which is enough to kill someone in even short bursts, but in near instantanios bursts will simply cause pain and or concussion. A common NFDD is the M84 which produces nearly 200 decibels. (It also procuces a 5 or so million candella flash which is apparently hotter than the surface of the sun for an instant, though Im not sure of the validity of that)

There are a lot of crazy fighting styles that are actually true but hard to believe. This is one of them.

Im afraid not, the ones that are hard to believe simply dont work, there is a video of an MMA fighter in a competition match vs a fighter using this style (IIRC) floating around youtube. Have a look.

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Male 1,704
so why is the dude who is screamin and supposedly knocking ppl out exempt from being knocked out?

stoopid liar.

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Female 178
I`mma say bullsh*t. I doubt it`s real.
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Male 400
Ah yeah right.
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Male 1
now im just going to run around screaming at people trying to knock them out or possibly kill them.
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Female 913
My kids can do that.
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Male 73
isnt it kind of racist when they dub over his real voice with some guy with a fake japanese accent? lmao
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Female 224
stupid! couldnt even watch the whole thing
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Male 107
i wanna get blasted by that guy! :D
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Female 1,070
I didn`t feel much, but maybe it`s cuz it`s in a video and such. but wow...
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Male 42
My original point still stands though. Sound can do amazing things. But, if he was able to directly affect his opponents brains by the power of his voice, he would be doing more damage to himself. To reach his opponents, the sound would be muffled somewhat because it has to travel through the air. But, there is also internal canals between our mouth+nose and behind our eardrum (used to pressurize the ears). This is a direct line from our mouths to our brain, so any damage he may be able to do to his opponents, he will be doing more to himself.
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Male 1,465
I think that people seem to underestimate the power of sound waves. I’m not saying that this guy is or isn`t legit, but considering that some military forces have been researching sonic weapons to suppress or even kill enemies, I’d say that the power of sound deserves a bit more respect. Think of it this way, light can be pretty harmless but if you intensify and focus it enough you can use it to burn through steel or even diamonds.
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Male 42
Anyways, I give it a 2 for entertainment value. I find legitimate martial arts videos more interesting.
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Male 42
RyanF701 posted: "To the people saying "HE STOMPED HIS FOOT BEFORE HE YELLED AT THE BELL FAKE FAKE FAKE"

Okay, if what you say is true, then he can direct the force of his stomp through that bamboo floor, up that wooden desk and into the bell and then have it ring pretty loud, which is actually more impressive than just yelling at it. Great job on proving yourselves wrong."

Ummm... no. You know about sound waves? They travel through matter out from the origin, as a smaller circle getting progressively larger. Think of dropping a rock in the lake. Now, since that`s the case, the waves will INVARIABLY reach the bell no matter where it is. No need to "direct the force of his stomp". The sound energy will travel out in all directions, vibrate the floor, table, and then the bell. If he had bells all around him, they would all be ringing at the same time. No need to direct force.

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Male 42
You know, if he was able to knock people out by the sound of his voice, wouldn`t he knock himself out? Hmm??? I mean, if this works, it would be by a mechanism similar to pressure points, which you cannot condition yourself against.
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Female 222
everyone knows that the thing that damages his opponents is his bad breath :)
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Male 2,510
you`ll never know until he does it to you, if your a true skeptic thats all you can go on, you hav no other evidence.
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Male 13
i think ive got it figgerd out its not about the sound but the bad breath
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Male 869
Whoa...what just happened? Last I remember I was starting to play the video and then I passed out.....*slowly getting up off the floor*
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Female 106
I will only believe it when I see it in real life.
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Male 2,781
YEAH THAT`S BADASS!!! I BELIEVE IT! I`VE SEEN VIDEOS OF SHAOLIN MONKS LIFTING AND CARRYING A TABLE WITH THEIR TEETH.

IT`S LIKE THAT PISTOL CRAB. WHERE THE BUBBLE SONIC BOOOM IT SHOOTS BECOMES AS HOT AS THE SUN...WELL SOME SH`T LIKE THAT.

ALTHOUGH I`D PREFER TO SEE SOME ENERGY BALLS SHOOTING OUT.

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Female 2,695
o.O intresting..
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Male 39
If he can do that with his yell then why don`t we get knocked out when someone uses a megaphone?
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Female 284
it probably stops his opponents cause they want to know why the hell is he yelling so loud
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Female 24
When he was talking about the using Aiki to muster up the strength I actually knew what he was talking about. And for the record, Aiki is kind of the Japanese equivalent of Chi (which is Chinese)...
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Female 94
He reminds me of a sub we had. He would do a "Karate Yell" by request of us. He tells the same story that his friend almost got mugged in NYC and then he did the yell and the muggers got scared and left...

But I really don`t know what to belive with this dude. :/

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Female 2,552
..ooooookay..
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Female 2,084
. . . . . . no way . . . . . .
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Female 10
YAHHHHHHHH ! are you knocked out yet ?
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Female 288
its still kinda cool....hes like a ninja! hehe
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Male 650
Even if this guy is right in his claims.. whats it going to do with it?
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Female 525
lolz his opponet went down b4 he even screamed
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Male 522
It would be funnier if he CREAMED.
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Male 5
I believe this guy. While I`m not sure about the knock-out, yelling can definitely make someone fall to their knees. It`s the same effect when you hit a gong next to someone. They are going to fall to their knees and cover their ears.
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Male 208
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Male 208
FUNNY IF HE HE DID IT WHEN HE GOT SCARED IN A CROWDED PLACE AND CREAMED
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Male 742
When you get knocked out you dont fall to your knees and give up your sword,you hit the ground like a sack of jel-o.
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Male 967
Ki-ai expression is more about getting your adrenaline pumped up, and forcing oxygen into your body. It forces you to breath in, thus you do indeed have "wind" in your lungs. The expelling of air from your body just gives your torso muscles the contraction necessary for warding off much of the pain perceived during a received strike.
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Male 1,072
omg im so sad i actually believe him :S
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Female 550
I bet it was just his breath that knocks people over. I bet it`s super effective in the AM - if the karate guy has morning breath!!
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Female 748
I call BS. Yes, you can make sound reverberate, which is why the bell rang when he yelled. But there`s no way you`re killing birds, or taking down an opponent with your voice. The guy he was fighting started kneeling before he even yelled.
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Female 102
It could be real. The Shaolin monks in China used to have this "lion roar" thing that was able to knock enemies out, according to legend. It was lost when the Mongolians burnt down their temple in the 14th century.
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Male 1,265
thanks ZoKtorR

When I used to do Karate, we were also taught that the ki-ai gets rid of the air in the lungs, making it more difficult to get winded. Apparently you can`t get the breath knocked out of you `cause there`s no breath in there.

It doesn`t work though. You might be a bit `less` winded but a punch in the ribs is gonna hurt either way.

I can`t knock what I was taught, quite a bit was about pressure points and critical nerves. We were taught where to strike to inflict the most pain and/or damage, as well as the quickest ways to get someone off you. A broken nose might piss them off, while a strike to the carotid artery will drop them like a stone and it`s information that I`ve found useful. It`s just, don`t shout like it`ll offer protection `cause it won`t.

Aha, yeah scaring them away, it`s for that as well, makes you look more like a nutter. :D

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Male 96
Muad`dib did it.
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Male 4,547
Odds of this being some kind of resonance?

Similar to how a singer can break glass with a voice?

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Male 177
KMeTG

The term you`re looking for is ki-ai. It`s indeed the word for shout, like when performing a kata (imaginary fight) in karate, at usually two moments in the kata, you are supposed to use ki-ai. But it`s not to stun people, it`s just because it aids the "energy release", hence ideally producing a more powerful blow. And of course, it can be used to scare bad guys away.

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Male 33
[quote]On 7/16/2007 5:27:14 AM RyanF701 wrote: To the people saying "HE STOMPED HIS FOOT BEFORE HE YELLED AT THE BELL FAKE FAKE FAKE" Okay, if what you say is true, then he can direct the force of his stomp through that bamboo floor, up that wooden desk and into the bell and then have it ring pretty loud, which is actually more impressive than just yelling at it. Great job on proving yourselves wrong.[/quote]

That`s it Ryan, PWND!

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Male 1,265
I really don`t know how to spell it but the word he was using to describe the martial art is Japanese for shout.

Figures really.

And whether it`s real or not, it was on a major tv station, so if it`s a hoax it`s a pretty good one.

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Male 957
The Force is strong with him..
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Male 47
reminds me of some guy who claims to be able to use chi or something along the same lines to knock ppl would w/o physical contact.

Now imagine him and this guy going at it...One screaming, the other waving his hands all crazy.

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Male 2,486
To the people saying "HE STOMPED HIS FOOT BEFORE HE YELLED AT THE BELL FAKE FAKE FAKE"

Okay, if what you say is true, then he can direct the force of his stomp through that bamboo floor, up that wooden desk and into the bell and then have it ring pretty loud, which is actually more impressive than just yelling at it. Great job on proving yourselves wrong.

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Male 28
well, what happens when he sneezes and knocks like 3 ppl out :P

But anyways, isn`t there a guy who can punch the air and create enough force to blow out a candle or send a guy flying a few feet

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Male 4,012
I`m not convinced. These kinds of things require personal real live experience to have 100% conviction.
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Male 234
Hmm what was that word I`m looking for...

Ah, I remember...

Photoshopped.

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Male 2
there may be some scietific evidence to support his claim

As you can see he moves his foot first. And he talkes about the muscles. That is the key to it


When he puts his foot down and moves his body it is an eleastic collision, which means that there is a transfer of energy. So by trasnfering all the energy from his muscles to his voice, it might work

think of it as a rubber band. if you dont stretch it out it wont have an effect. BUt if you stretch it out to its maximum potential it is devistating

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Male 521
hmmm...
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Male 95
i tried it. it doesnt work :(
i got beaten up...
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Male 4,246
Tough to believe, that`s for sure. The human voice can get pretty loud, but no way loud enough to actually stun a person.
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Male 3,255
Yea, I`m a huge fan of asian culture and pretty much all things martial art, but I gotta go with bullpoo on this one.
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Male 48
I was worried that if I watched this, it would knock me out for real. Guess what? Zzzzzzzz.....
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Male 522
I second call BullMoFookinShiznat. This is a crock. I`ll bet this guy and anyone else a lot of money he can`t knock me out with his voice.
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Male 994
Yeah right... Being a Skeptic this seems pretty stupid and unproven.
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Male 610
"And the bell thing... anyone else notice him stomp his foot first?"

I noticed that aswell, and the bell seemed to make the nosie before he yelled.

Also, does this video end before he can stomp at the corner for anyone else?

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Female 3,562
That is absolutely awesome. I mean it is actually possible to knock some one out with sound for about 8 seconds, swat teams carry sound bombs for that purpose, as a non-lethal weapon.
When he rang the bell with his voice I believed it.
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Male 151
Stop my bullet, b!tch.
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Male 194
dayum. i could feel that from here
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Male 157
yells like a butterfly, screams like bee.
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Male 1,496
That would be the least entertaining fighting leaugue ever.
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Female 1,596
There are a lot of crazy fighting styles that are actually true but hard to believe. This is one of them.
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Male 1,853
it be cool if the sound of his voice coming from my speakers actually knocked me out. then id finally be able to fall asleep....

and can anyone else say `oompa loompa doopity doo`

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Female 69
I can`t believe I watched the whole thing.

"was able to kill small birds" LOL! I`m gonna call it... bull@#&(.

And the bell thing... anyone else notice him stomp his foot first?

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Female 493
I don`t believe it...he looked like an umpa lumpa, especially when he started doing all the stretches/excercies.
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Male 10,115
Link: Karate Yeller [Rate Link] - He claims to be able to knock you out with his voice.
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